Altering trends in the dominance of Shigella flexneri serotypes and emergence of serologically atypical S. flexneri strains in Dhaka, Bangladesh

K. A. Talukder, D. K. Dutta, A. Safa, M. Ansaruzzaman, F. Hassan, K. Alam, K. M N Islam, N. I A Carlin, G. B. Nair, D. A. Sack

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Of 469 recently isolated Shigella flexneri strains, 452 agglutinated with Shigella flexneri-specific monoclonal antibodies. Of these, 396 could be assigned to 10 of the currently recognized 15 serotypes, with S. flexneri 2b dominating (23.2%). Of the 56 untypeable strains which showed invasive properties, 17 were serologically atypical and the remaining 39 belonged to a new serotype.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3757-3759
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Microbiology

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